Sirianni Youtz Spoonemore Hamburger is a Seattle litigation law firm that has been serving local, national and international clients since 1981. Our litigation practice is wide and varied. Individuals and businesses retain us for many reasons:
Our commitment to the best achievable outcome. Each case is different and outcomes are always uncertain. But our results speak for themselves. As plaintiffs' counsel, we have obtained: (1) a $247 million judgment, the largest in history under Section 16(b) of the 1934 Securities Exchange Act (the short-swing stock trading prohibition); (2) a $45 million recovery in a major consumer class action; (3) a $30 million recovery in a class action against a major health insurer; and (4) substantial arbitration awards in favor of defrauded investors. As defense counsel, we have obtained numerous summary judgments dismissing claims against title companies, product manufacturers, law firms and lawyers.
Our willingness to try cases to judgment when trial is necessary. Our lawyers have tried over 50 matters between them.
Our willingness to settle when the cost and risk of further litigation warrant it. We analyze cases early, rather than waiting until trial approaches. Early analysis facilitates early settlement. In the right circumstance, this maximizes the client's net benefit.
Efficient and cost-effective representation. We move cases along. We do not overstaff them. And our clients are represented by the lawyer they hire. We know that your representation is only as good as the attorney who is doing your work.
Our reputation and experience. Much of our new work is referred to us by other lawyers. We are proud to count judges as among our clients. Our lawyers have 100 years of combined experience. Messrs. Sirianni, Youtz and Spoonemore are each "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell and, for many years in a row, have been named as Super Lawyers®.(See superlawyers.com for selection criteria). In 2018, Steve Sirianni and Chris Youtz were again selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation.